Monthly Archives: December 2013

Special Blend

Creating new opportunities for students with special needs. GUEST COLUMN | by Clay Whitehead Special education can be a confusing and intimidating world to those with little exposure to it. If I were to ask a random group of teachers … Continue reading

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New Year’s Flip

5 tips to flip your classroom in 2014. GUEST COLUMN | by Sean Brown The flipped classroom model has been a mainstay at some of the best institutions over the past decade, and adoption is rising rapidly. At Sonic Foundry … Continue reading

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Disruptor Perspective

Subject matter experts, open resources and a new educator platform. GUEST COLUMN | by Ariel Diaz My company opened its doors two years ago on the premise that students pay too much for textbooks, especially when there are so many … Continue reading

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Mac to School

Issues and challenges in using refurbished computers for a school district. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Helping to get the best technology into the hands of as many students as possible, Robert Baker is the president and founder of Mac … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead

What’s happening with education technology in 2014? GUEST COLUMN | by Laurie Burruss Access to information in combination with knowledge and critical thinking skills that come from education are key to future success whether you live in Kazakhstan or Kansas. … Continue reading

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Trends | Victory Through Video

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Where the Students Are

Efficient use of online outreach at UWG. GUEST COLUMN | by Justin Barlow The University of West Georgia is a public institution with an undergraduate student population of approximately 9,000 students. Located in Carrollton, Georgia, UWG offers endless opportunities for … Continue reading

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Quest to Connect

Networking isn’t as easy as it sounds — is Collegefeed a solution? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Sanjeev Agrawal graduated from MIT 20 years ago at the top of his Electrical Engineering and Computer Science class. “As I look back,” … Continue reading

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Starting Up EdTech

Tapping into the edtech trend and making solid connections. GUEST COLUMN | by Sue Thorn The mainstream adoption of smartphones and tablets, the significant increase in online learning, and the surge in MOOCs have spurred an explosive boom in the … Continue reading

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Trends | Building an E-rate Community

It’s the Holidays and everyone wants their piece of the pie — now you can get yours. Funds For Learning, a professional firm specializing in the federal E-rate funding program, has launched a free professional learning community, Your Online Guide to E-rate … Continue reading

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Year of the Student

Looking ahead to 2014 – the Year of the Student. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Grauer As 2013 comes to an end, it’s only natural to reflect back on the year – consider the highlights and lowlights, both as a … Continue reading

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Flexible Framework

Application increases challenge admissions professionals and software vendors. GUEST COLUMN | by Bob Burke and Arthur Mahoney The mandate that every applicant receive a fair and comprehensive evaluation is at the core of higher education. Benefits accrue to both student … Continue reading

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Moving Fast with Motion Math

The most profound concept a child should understand is that learning comes from overcoming challenges.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Fascinated by the potential of video games and of mobile technology to make abstract concepts more tangible and exciting, Jacob Klein … Continue reading

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What’s an LTE?

A day in the life of a Library Technology Educator — and the purpose behind it all. GUEST COLUMN | by Tracy Mayberry Asked where I work and what I do, my usual reply is, “I’m an L.T.E. for Martin … Continue reading

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Trends | SIIA Mobile Study Data

SIIA Education Division just released an interesting study on educators’ mobile challenges and opportunities – indicating opportunities for growth in the use of mobile technology in schools. While results were gathered from interviews with only nine educators, they demonstrate the successes … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Quick Key

Here’s one of those solutions you have to see to believe (click here for video), and then you’ll instantly understand how fast and painless it makes a common chore. Still in beta, the Quick Key site asks, “Are Exit Tickets … Continue reading

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Writing with Google Docs

How real-time feedback and focusing on the important things can change the way we teach writing. GUEST COLUMN | by Gillian Wilson Writing prompts and essays are centuries-old staples of the classroom, but the methods with which your students approach … Continue reading

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Trends | 2013 NMC Horizon Report (Higher Ed)

A collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program, the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is in its tenth edition. Describing annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Goalbook Toolkit

With support from ImagineK12 and the New Schools Venture Fund, Goalbook now offers a Toolkit available to school districts nationwide. The tool empowers teachers to ensure access and equity for all students including students with special needs, English language learners, and … Continue reading

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Trends | How Google is Changing Education

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Group Work

3 Reasons why students can’t work with Facebook groups. GUEST COLUMN | by Daniel Rock School projects are like giant 3D puzzles being built by several people at the same time. These “puzzles” require file sharing, co-editing, questions, answers, and … Continue reading

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Watch This | Hour of Code

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Away from One-Size-Fits-All

Learning to embrace student choice and voice on the pathway to personalized learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Bailey Mitchell Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Nothing made by brute force lasts.” Up until recently, the brute force model of curriculum delivery … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SchoolVille

You’ve heard of Farmville. Well, now teachers can leave the pigs and chickens behind and create and run their own schools.  Students, too. The description on iTunes is pretty enticing: “Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Superhero, a Harry … Continue reading

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